Although the pandemic created a financial crisis around the world, it’s the startups that helped keep the economy afloat in several European countries. They raised funding, fostered innovation, and created jobs during this tough period. The Dutch startups, especially, proved to be the number one job growth engine in the country, according to a Dealroom report.
The report found that that startup created over 109,000 jobs for people in the Netherlands and 25,000 of those were created in the last three years. Furthermore, even during the coronavirus pandemic, when most sectors shed people, startups showed the most resilience. According to the report, compared to any other sector, job openings were up by 4 per cent YoY in Q2 2020.